Saber’s Horse Selections

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HOLLYWOOD PARK

Race 1

No. 4 Lil Swiss Echo has been wanting to go longer and now gets a mile on the grass, No. 6 Warren’s Cracker will get a fast early pace to set up her late run and Bejarano gets the call today. 4-6

Race 2

Lots and lots of early speed in this 6 furlong sprint so we will opt for the two that will be picking up the pieces, No. 5 Pearl de Vere who exits a key race and No. 6 Peppy Bolly who will be flying late with Mike Smith timing it perfectly. 5-6

Race 3

No. 1 Shoer Hugh is in top form and will appreciate getting back to a sprint and should be able to handle the grass, No. 2 Mr. Ornery gets a major rider upgrade and will be making a big late run. 1-2

Race 4

No. 1 Reps and Warrants will go better in this his second start, he broke slow and was bumped in his first try, he comes back in just 10 days and moves up in class, No. 8 Jackhammer finds a soft group of 50k claimers for his first race. 1-8

Race 5

No. 8 Lieutenant Seany O moves to the grass after a nice maiden breaker at this distance on the cushion surface, No. 5 Stop the Clock has run good in all four of his turf races at the Gate and now ships here and lands in the barn of Peter Miller. 5-8

.50 cent players pick five

1st 4-6

2nd 5-6

3rd 1-2

4th 1-8

5th 5-8

Race 6

No. 6 Sugar High Kaylin ran good when well bet in her first start and will be tough in this spot, No. 7 Square Girl is a live first-time starter. 6-7

Race 7

No. 3 Horsesanddivorces broke her maiden on this 6 furlong turf course and ran second by a head the only other time she ran on it, No. 8 Kilted Tilt will go better today in this her second off the long layoff and that last work says she is on go. 3-8

Race 8

THE 100K PLAYA DEL REY

No. 2 Teddy’s Promise will find these much easier than the one she faced in the BC filly and mare sprint, No. 4 Rumor beat Teddy three races back in the Grade 3 Los Flores. 2-4

Race 9

No. 2 Bourne Hot ran good going down the hill at Santa Anita, he will like this turf course, we will single in the late pick four. 2

Pick four

6th 6-7

7th 3-8

8th 2-4

9th 2

GOLDEN GATE

Race 1

No. 3 What’s for Dinner gets his first start off the Blaine Wright claim and he hits at around 50% first off the claim, No. 6 Tropical Heat may wake up in here at what will be a nice price, he will find some tiring early speed backing up to him. 3-6

Exacta box 3-6 and win and place 3

Race 2

No. 1 When I’m Calling U has run six straight good races, she gets off the grass and will be legged up for this mile race on the synthetic surface, No. 4 Live for Now is in from Hollywood and is sent long with Baze getting the call for trainer Eoin Harty. 1-4

Race 3

No. 2 No Games gets her first off the John Martin claim, this is her race to win or lose. 2

Win and place 2

Race 4

The play jockey musical saddles in this race as Juan Hernandez who was aboard No. 2 Tribal Mystic last time out opts for No. 3 El Sacrificio and Baze gets on No. 2 Tribal Mystic. No. 5 Infosec ships in from Hollywood off the claim and win at odds on in his last start, he will like it here. 2-3-5

Pick four

1st 3-6

2nd 1-4

3rd 2

4th 2-3-5

Race 5

No. 3 Growin Up gets a big drop in class and a turn back to a sprint, No. 5 Alternate Plan is a first-time starter out of the dam Alternate Verse who has dropped 5 winners from 5 starters. No. 8 Maggie’s Guy just missed last time and is the stablemate of Growin Up. 3-5-8

Exacta box 3-5-8

Race 6

Baze gets on the Hollywood shipper No. 8 Blue Collar Boy, he may be the speed of the speed, No. 10 Rule Breaker also ships in and is the one to beat off his last two races and he just missed one race back when going a mile here on the grass. 8-10

Race 7

No. 2 Bluegrass Story is very tough at this 4k level, she is the one to beat. 2

Race 8

No. 1 Pepnic has two wins and a second since Baze has taken over, No. 2 Rush In beat Pepnic one race back on the grass and now he gets him on his best surface. Trainer Neil Drysdale has won with 4 of his 8 starters here and he ships in No. 4 Dreamy Kid who will be running late. 1-2-4

Race 9

No. 4 Nevaeh’s Promise exits our HTW list off a narrow loss in her first start, No. 7 Soul Searcher is in from Hollywood off a good effort for 20k and now she is entered for this 8k price tag. No. 11 Whips and Leather ran a nice even race in her first start when finishing third behind Nevaeh’s when stuck down on the inside. 4-7-11

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Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper.  Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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